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Spotlight on Qunu

Times Live

The Sunday Times Online newspaper reported on our work in Qunu, just before world AIDS day:

810 Aids orphans in one small village

Number doubles in only 18 months

 

HEALTH BOOST: School pupils tend their vegetable gardens, which help feed the growing number of Aids orphans in Qunu Picture: GARY HORLOR

HEALTH BOOST: School pupils tend their vegetable gardens, which help feed the growing number of Aids orphans in Qunu Picture: GARY HORLOR

OLIVE LEAF Foundation has registered more than 430 children since June last year. It provides food parcels, school uniforms and school fees, Aids prevention programmes and bereavement counselling for 810 orphans in the village.

The organisation believes there are up to three times that number of orphans in the village and surrounding area because it has not finished an investigation of schools in the district.

On the eve of World Aids Day, villagers spoke of how most of the graves in Qunu, a settlement of people living in round huts in rolling green hills, are of those who died from the virus.

Read the full story: http://www.timeslive.co.za/news/article214841.ece

 


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